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THE PASTOR'S 



POCKET RITUAL 



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PRKFATORY NOTE. 

ThtaKllllon ™i,ul„, th. KltuiU u un.nd«l mrf ^opurf hy th. 
Oentml Conferenoe of 1898. Th. Hj-.nn. ud th. Scrlplar. UmL ror 
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CONTENTS. 

I. Baftism of Infamts 3 

II. BAraisM OF Addlts a 

III. RaO«FT>ON OF MlMBIM j3 

IV. Thi Lord's 8dpf«» U 

V. Makbiaqe Sibvicb 24 

VI. ScuFTDU LzssoKg »oK Child's Fckxbal . 28 

VII. SCHIPTUM LlSSOHg FOt YoUTH'S FONtBAL . 33 

VIII. SOUFTDBE LKSSONS FOB ADULT'S FuKIBAL . 38 

IX. BOBIAI, SlEVlCI 52 



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THE RITUAL. 



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BAPTISM OF INFANTS. 



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HYMN 689. CM. 

HOW Urue the pnimiMs, how diviiio, 
To Anr'am and his teed ; 
" I am a Gud to thee and thf le, 
Supplying all their need.'' 



2 The wordi u{ Hi* unohuiguig love 

From age to age endure ; 
The Angel of the Covenan*. provea 
A-id aesJ* the bleaiing sure. 

3 Jettu the ancient faith oonfimu, 

To our great father given ; 
He takes our children to His amis, 
And oalla them heira of heaven. 

4 O God, hnw faithful are Thy wayi ! 

Thy love endure* the aame ; 
Nor from the promiae of Thy grace 
Biota out our children's name. 

— Isaac Watti*. 



HYMN 603. L.M. 

1 fTHIS child we dedicate to Thee, 
X O God of grace and purity '. 

Shield it from sin and threa'^uing wrong, 
And let Thy love its life prolong. 

2 O may Thy Spirit gently draw 
Its willing xoul t<i keep Thy law < 
May virtue, piety and truth. 
Dawn even with ita dawning youth. 



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3 We, too, before Thy gracious sight 
Onee shared the blest baptismal rite. 
And would renew its solemn vow 
With love, and ihanks, and praises now. 

4 Grant that, with true and faithful heart. 
We still may act the Christian's part. 
Cheered by each promise Thou bast given, 
And labouring for the prize in heaven. 

— S. Oilman. 



THE MINISTRATION OF BAPTISM TO INFANTS. 



The Minuter coming to the font, which in to beJUled teilh pure 
water, thall wte the following, or some othtr exhortation 
mitahle to thii tacred office : 

Deault Beloved : Forasmuch as all men are con- 
ceived and born in sin, and that our Saviour Christ 
saith, " Except a man be born of water, and of the 
Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God ; " I 
beseech you to call upon God the Father, through 
our Lord Jesus Christ, that having, of His bounteous 
mercy, redeemed this child by the blood of His Son, 
He will grant that he, being baptized with water, 
may also be baptized with the Holy Ghost, be 
received into Christ's holy Church, and become a 
lively member of the same. 

Then thall the Minieter aay .- Let us pray. 
Almighty and everlasting God, who of Thy great 
mercy didst save Noah and his family in the ark from 
perishing by water; and also didst safely lead the 
children of Israel, Thy people, through the Red Sea, 
figuring thereby Thy Holy Baptism ; and hast set 
apart water for this Holy Sacrament ; and hast con- 
descended to enter into graoiow opv^awt with man, 



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wherein Thou hast included children as partakers of 
its benefits, declaring that "of such is the Kingdom 
of heaven;" we beseech Thee for Thine infinite 
mercies that Thou wilt look upon this child; wash 
him, and sanctify him with the Holy Ghost, that he, 
being saved by Thy grace, may be received into the 
ark of Christ's Church, and being steadfast in faith, 
joyful through hope, and rooted in love, may so pass 
the waves of this troublesome world, that finally he 
may come to the land of everlasting life, there to 
reign with Thee, world without end, through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

O merciful God, grant that the old Adam in (hit 
child may be so buried that the new man may be 
raised up in him. Ambn. 

Grant that all carnal affections may die in him, 
and that all things belonging to the Spirit may live 
and grow in him. Amen. 

Grant that /te may have power and strength to 
have victory and to triumph against the devil, the 
world, and the flesh. Amen. 

Grant that whoever is dedicated to Thee by our 
office and ministry, may also be endued with heavenly 
virtues, and everlastingly rewarded through Thy 
mercy, O blessed Lord God, who dost live and govern 
all things, world without end. All en. 

Almighty, ever-living God, whose most dearly 
beloved Son, Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of our 
sins, did shed out of His most precious side both 
water and blood, and gave commandment to His 
disciples that they should go and teach all nations, 
and baptize them in the name of the Father, and of 



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the Son, and of the Holy Ghost ; regard, wo beseech 
■ Thee, our supplications ; and grant that this child, 
now to be baptized, may receive the fulness of Thy 
grace, and be found at last in the number of Thy 
faithful and elect children, through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

Then »haU the people stand up, and the Mininter shall read 
one or more of the following portions 0/ Scripture : 

Hear the word of the Lord written in the Book of 
Genesis (chap. xvii. 7): "And I will establish My 
covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after 
thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, 
to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee." 

The Apostle Peter declares (Acts ii. 39) : " The 
promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all 
that are afar off." 

The Apostle Paul likewise saith in the Epistle to 
the Galatians (chap. iii. 13, 14, 29): "Christ hath 
redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a 
curse for us : for it is written. Cursed is every one 
that hangeth on a tree : that the blessing of Abra- 
ham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus 
Christ. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's 
seed, and heirs according to the promise." 

The Loid hath by His servant Ezekiel (chap, 
xxxvi. 25) said : " Then will I sprinkle clean water 
upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your 
filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse 
you." 

Hear also the words of the Gospel written by St. 
Mark, in the tenth chapter, beginning at the thir- 
teenth verse: "They brought young children to 



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Him, that He should touch them : and His disciples 
rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus 
saw it, He was much displeased, anrJ said unto them, 
Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and for- 
bid them not : for of such is the kingdom of God. 
Verily I say unto you. Whosoever shall not receive 
the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not 
enter therein. And He took them up in His arms, 
put His hands upon them, and blessed them." 

Then may the Miniater tay : 
Dearly Beloved: Forasmuch as this child is 
now presented by you for Christian baptism, you 
must remember that it is your part and duty to see 
that he be taught, as soon as he shall be able to learn, 
the nature and end of this holy sacrament, and all 
those truths of the Holy Scriptures which reveal our 
duty and God's will concerning us. Bring him up in 
the nurture and admonition of the Lord, so that he 
may lead a virtuous and holy life, and, being sheltered 
from the dangers and temptations of the world, and 
kept safe from ungodly teaching and example, may 
be led to trust in Christ his Saviour, and abide 
through life a faithful member of His holy Church. 

Then shall the Minuter take the child in hit arm*, and tay to 
the parents or friends of the child ; 

Name this Child. 

And then, naming it after them, he shall baptize the child, 
saying; 

iV, I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and 
of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, Amen. 

Wo receive this child into the congregation of 
Christ's flock, that he may be instructed and trained 



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in the doctrines, privileges, and duties of the Chris- 
tian religion, and trust that lie will be Christ's faith- 
ful soldier and servant unto hU life's end. 

TKe Milliliter may clone with extempore prayer. 
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love 
of God the Father, and the fellowship of the Holy 
Ghost, be with you all. Amen. 



II. 

BAPTISM OF ADULTS. 



HYMN 694. I,.M. 

1 riOME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
V^ Honour the means ordained by Thee ! 
Make good our apostolic boast, 

And own Thy glorious ministry. 

2 We now Thy promised presence claim. 

Sent to disciple all mankind. 
Sent to baptize into Thy name ; 

We now Thy promised presence find. 

3 Father ! in these reveal Thy Son ; 

In these, for whom we seek Thy face, 
The hidden mystery make known, 
The inward, pure, baptizing grace. 

4 Jesus ! with us Thou always art ; 

Effectuate now the ucred sign. 
The gift unspeakable impart, 
And bless the ordinance divine. 

5 Eternal Spirit ! descend from high, 

Baptizer of our spirits Thou ! 
The sacramental seal apply, 
And witness with the water now ! 

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BAPTISM OF ADULTS. 9 

THK MINISTRATION OF BAPTISM TO SUCH AH 
ARE OF RIPER YEARS. 



The Minuter shall say to the ConffregtUiim : 
Dkarly Beloved : Forasmucli as our Lord Jesus 
Christ gave commandmont to His Church to make 
disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the 
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost; and, forasmuch as thit person here present, 
not having been baptized in hU infancy, seeks now, 
in the presenca of this congregation, to be admitted 
into Christ's Church through the ordinanca which 
He hath appointed for that end ; let us, being 
gathered together in the name of Christ, and in 
obedience to His con.tiiand, hear, for our instruction 
and encouragement, the teaching of His holy Word 
concerning this sacrament. 

Matt, xxviii. 18-20.—" And Jesus came and spake 
unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in 
heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all 
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, 
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching 
them to observe all things whatsoever I have com- 
manded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even 
unto the end of the world," Amen 

Acts ii. 38.—" Then Pet«r said unto them, Repent, 
and be baptized every one of you in the name of 
Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall 
receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." 

Acts xxii. 12-16.— "Ananias said Brother 

Saul, why tarriest thou ? Arise, and be baptized, 

and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the 
Lord." 



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TAen the Uinhttr ihatt tpeak to the penoH to bt baptktd on 
this wiae : 
Well beloved, tliou hatt been instructed, according 
to Christ's commondment, in the principles of His 
doctrine, and by the coming hither desiring to 
receive His holy baptism dott solemnly profess, 
before God and this congregation, thy belief in the 
Father, and the Son, and the ;.jly Ghost, into 
whose name thmi art about to be baptized, and dott 
confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus. Thou hast 
heard the command of God by the mouth of His 
Apostle, Reppnt, and be baptized in the name of 
Jesus Christ; and the words spoken to Saul of 
Tarsus, Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy 
sins, calling on the name of the Lord. TItou art 
also reminded that all such as are baptized into 
Jesus Christ are joined unto Him in one Spirit. 
Thou must therefore, for thy part, declare thy faith 
in Christ, and must promise in the presence of this 
congregation that thou wilt, by the grace of God, 
renounce the devil and all his works, and wilt stead- 
fastly believe Gr^'s holy promises, and obediently 
keep His commandments. 

Then shaU the Mimtter demand of each of the pertona to be 
baptised, severalty : 
Quel. Dost thou renounce the devil and all his 
works, the vain pomp and glory of the world, with 
aU covetous desires of the sa.]e, and the carnal 
desires of the flesh, so that thou wilt not foUow nor 
be led by them ? 

Ana. I renounce them all. 

Qitt*. Dost thou believe in God the Father Al- 
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Christ His only begotten Son our Lord? and that 
He was conceived of the Holy Ghost, born of the 
Virgin Mary J that He suffered under Pontius Pilate, 
was crucified, dead, and buried ? that He rose again 
the third day? that He ascended into heaven, and 
sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, 
and from thence He shall come again, at the end of 
the world, to judge the quick and the dead 1 And 
dost thou believe in the Holy Ghost ; the holy catho- 
lic Church ; the communion of saints ; the remission 
of sins , the resurrection of the body, and life ever- 
lasting ! 

Ana. All this I steadfastly believe. 

Ques. Wilt thou be baptized in this faith ? 

Atu. This is my desire. 

Quea. Wilt thou then obediently keep God's holy 
will and commandments, and walk in the same all 
the daysof thy life! 

Ans. I will endeavour so to do, God being my 
helper. 

Then iKall the Minuter asi the name of the ;}ermn to be bap- 
tized, and repealing the mme., ihall baptize him, aaying: 

N, I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and 
of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoot. Amen. 

After which he thall my : 
Grant, O merciful Father, that this person whom 
we now receive into Thy Church by baptism may 
never hereafter be ashamed to confess the Faith of 
Christ crucified, and manfully fight under His banner 
against sin, the world and the devil; and that lie 
may continue Christ's faithful soldier and servant 
unto hit life's end. Ambn. 



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AJUr iihich the Mmuttr thall my : 
Almighty and everlasting OwJ, our heavenly 
Father, we give Tlieo humble thanks for that Thou 
hast vouchsafed to call us to the knowledge of Thy 
grace and faith in Thee. Give Thy Holy Spirit to 
t/ii» person, that he may be made an heir of ever- 
lasting salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who 
liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Spirit, 
now and forever. Amen. 

Qr-vnt that all carnal aflTections may die in him, 
and that all things belonging to the Spirit may live 
and grow in Aim. Amen. 

Grant that he may have power and strength to 
have victory, and to triumph against the devil, the 
world, and the flesh. Amen. 

Grant that he, being dedicated to Thee by our 
ofllco and ministry, may also be endued with heavenly 
virtues, and everlastingly rewarded, through Thy 
mercy, O blessed Lord God, who dost live and govern 
all things, world without end. Amen. 

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy 
name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in 
earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily 
bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive 
them that trespass against us. And lead us not into 
temptation. But deliver us from evil. Amen. 

Thtn the MiniiUer, opeaking to the nev>ly-haptxzed, shall my: 
Dear Brother : Thou hast now been baptized in 
the name of the Lord Jesus ; I exhort thee to bear in 
mind that it is thy part and duty to walk answerably 
to % high and holy calling, as becometh the child 
of light, blameless and harmless, without rebuke in 



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the midst of an ungodly world ; remembering always 
that baptism representeth unto us our pnjfession ; 
which is to follow the example of our Saviour Christ, 
and to be m-wJo like unto Him, that bs He died and 
rose again for us, so should we that are baptized die 
to sin and rise again unto righteousnoss ; continually 
mortifying all our evil and corrupt affections, and 
daily proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living. 

The Minialer may conclude the Herviee wilh uhorlalion ami 
extempore prayer. 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love 
of Cod, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost be with 
you all. Ahbn. 



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RECEPTION OF MEMBERS. 



FORM OF RECEIVING PERSONS INTO THE 
CHURCH AFTER PROBATION. 

Upon the day appoitited, all that are to lie received Khali be 
called /ortmrd, and the Minister, addressing the Con- 
gregation, shall say ; 

Dbaely Beloved Brkthken : The Scriptures teach 
us that the Church is the household of God, the body 
of which Christ is the Head, and that it is the 
design of the Gospel to bring together, in one, all 
who are in Christ. The fellowship of the Church is 
the communion which its members enjoy one with 
another. The ends of this fellowship are the main, 
tenance of sound doctrine, and the ordinance of 
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godly admonition wid diaoipline wliioh Christ has 
committed to His C!hurch for the promotion of 
holiness. 

It is the duty of all men to unite in this fellow- 
ship, for it is only th.»e that be "planted in the 
house of the Lord that shall flourish in the courts of 
our Ood." Their more particular dutitt are to pro- 
mote peace and unity; to bear one (mother's bur- 
dens; to prevent each other stumbling ; to seek the 
intimacy of friendly society among themselves; to 
continue steadfast in the faith and virorsliip of the 
Gospel; and to pray and sympathize with each 
other. Among their priviUget are peculiar incitfi- 
ments to holiness from the hearing of God's Word, 
and sharing in Christ's ordinances ; the being placed 
under the watchful care of pastors, and tho enjoy- 
ment of the blessings which are promised to thoss 
only who are of the household of faith. Into this 
holy fellowship the persons before you, who have 
already received the sacrament of baptism, and 
having been for three months on probation, come 
seeking admission. We now propose, in the fear of 
God, to question them as to their faith and pur- 
poses, that you may know that they are proper 
persons to be admitted into the Church. 

Then the MirueUr may addreM the applkanto n the foltomng 
or aimilar language : 
Dbably Bblovkd : You come hither seeking the 
great privilege of union with the Church our Saviour 
has purchased with His own blood. We rejoice in 
the grace of God vouchsafed uato you in that He has 
colled you to be ma/ollowrg, and thu^ far you have 
run well, You have beard how blessed are the 



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privilege and how ■olemn are the dutieo of member- 
•hip in Christ's Church; and before you are fully 
admitted thereto, it is proper that «ou do here pub- 
licly renew your vows, confess your faith, and declare 
your purposes, by answering the following questions : 
Que$. Do you here, in the presence of God and of 
this oongr. .ration, renew the solemn consecration of 
yourself lo God, and take upon you the sacred obli- 
gation involved and set forth in the holy ordinance 
of baptism, and do you purpose that in heart and 
life, in death and forever, you wUl lie a true servant 
of God and of Christ 1 

Am. I do. Such is my purpose, by God's help. 

Que,. Do you believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, as 
the only, and all-sufficient, propitiation for the sins 
of mankind, and do you look to Him for the remis- 
sion of sin and eternal life ? 

Ant. Such are my faith and hope. 

Quel. Do you believe in the inspiration and divine 
authority of the Holy Scriptures, and accept the 
same as a sufficient rule of faith and practice? 

Aru. I do. 

Que,. Will you cheerfully be governed by the rules 
of The Methodist Church, hold sacred the ordinances 
of God, and endeavour, as much as in you lies to 
promote the welfare of your brethren, and the 'ad- 
vancement of the Redeemer's kingdom J 
An,. I will 

Que,. Will you contribute of your earthly sub- 
stance, according to your ability, to the . t of 
the Gospel and the various benevolent en. > ..ses of 
the Church I 

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TkfM Ikt Uinuttr, addrt-ino Ike Chunk, §kaU mg: 
Brkthmn : You have hoard the responiiea given 
to our inquirien. Have any of you any rearon to 
allege why theae penonH iihould not bo received into 
full membenihip in the Church t 

^0 ohJtelioH being alUged, tke Miniler tkatt tay to tke 
Candiaatet : 

We welcome you to the communion of the Church 
of God; and, in testimony of our Christian urection 
and the cordiality with which wo receive you, 1 
hereby extend to you the right hand of fellowship ; 
and may God grant that you may be faithful and 
useful members of the Church militant, until you 
are called to the fellowship of the Church triumph- 
ant, which U "without fault before th9 throne of 
Go<^." 

rA«»i ihalt Ike MiniUer offer extempore prayer. 



IV. 
THE LORD'S SUPPER. 



ORDER FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE 
LORD'S SUPPER. 

VhUe the eoUettimfor the poor U being taken jp, the Afinitter 
shall my me or more of tke»e mnMncu .■ 

Matt. v. 16.—" Let you- light so shino before men, 
that they may see your good works, and glorify your 
Father which is in heaven." 

Matt vL 19, 20.— "Lay not up for yourselves 



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treaiures upon earth, where moth and ruit doth 
corrupt, and where thieves break through and iteal : 
but lay up for yourselves treasure* in heaven, where 
neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where 
thieves do not break through nor steal." 

Matt. vii. 12.— "Whatsoever ye would that men 
should do to you, do yo even so to them ; for this is 
the law and the prophets." 

Matt. vii. 21 — "Not every one that with unto 
me, I/)rd, Lord, sliall enter into the kingdom of 
heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father 
whirh is in heaven." 

Luke xix. 8.— "ZacchsBus stood, and said unto the 
Lord ; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to 
the poor; and if I have taken anything from any 
mon by folso accusation, I restore him fourfold." 

2 Cor. ix. 6, 7.—" He which soweth sparingly shall 
reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bounti 
fully shall reap also bountifully. Every man accord- 
ing as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give ; not 
grudgingly, or of necessity ; for God loveth a cheer- 
ful giver." 

Gal. vi. 10.— "As wo have therefore opportunity, 
let us do good unto all men, especially unto them 
who are of the household of faith." 

1 Tim. vi. 6, 7.— "Godliness with contentment is 
great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, 
and it is certain we can carry nothing out." 

1 Tim. yL 17-19.— "Charge them that are rich in 
this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust 
in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth 
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us richly all things to enjoy; that they do good, 
that they be rich in good works, really to distribute, 
willing to communicate ; laying up in store for them- 
selves a good foundation against the time to come, 
that they may lay hold on eternal life." 

Heb. vi. 10.— "God is not unrighteous to forget 
your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed 
toward His name, in that ye have ministered to the 
saints, and do minister." 

Heb. xiii. 16— "To do good and to communicate 
for t not; for with such sacrifices God is well 
please'l." 

1 John iii. 17.— "Whoso hath this world's good, 
and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his 
bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the 
love of God in him?" 

Prov. xix. 17.— "He that hath pity upon the poor 
lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath 
given will He pay him again." 

Psalm xli. 1.— "Blessed is he that considereth the 
poor ; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble." 

While thete aentencet are being read, tome perwm or pereom, 
ap})oitiled for thai purpose, shall receive the alms for the 
poor; and then bring them to the MinUter, who shall 
place them upon the table. 

After which the Minister shall say : 
Ye that do truly and eameatly repent of your sins, 
and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and 
intend to lead a new life, following the command- 
ments of God, and walking from henceforth in His 
holy ways ; draw near with faith, and take this holy 
sacrament to your comfort ; and make your humble 



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confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon 
your knees. 

Tkn DhaU this general con/esaion be madt by the Mmialtr in 
the name of all those that are minded to receive the Holy 
Oommunion, both he and all the people devoutly kneeling 
and saying : 

Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
Maker of all things. Judge of all men ; we acknow- 
ledge and bewail our manifold sins, which we from 
time to time most grievously have committed, by 
thought, word and deed, against Thy Divine Majesty, 
provoking most justly Thy wrath and indignation 
against us. We do earnestly repent and are heartily 
sorry for these our misdoings; the remembrance of 
them is grievous unto us. Have mercy upon us, 
have mercy upon us, most merciful Father ; for Thy 
Son our Lord Jesus Christ's flake, forgive us all that 
is past, and grant that we may ever hereafter serve 
and please Thee in newness of life, to the honour and 
glory of Thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amex. 

Then shall the Minister say : 

O Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of Thy 
great mercy hast promised forgiveness of sins to all 
them that with hearty repentance and true faith 
turn unto Thee; have mercy upon us; pardon and 
deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen 
us in all goodness, and bring us to everlasting life, 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

The Collect. 
Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all 
desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid ; 
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of Thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love Thee, 
and worthily magnify Thy holy name, through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. 

Tlun »hali the Minuter my : 

It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that 
we should at all times and in all places give thanks 
unto Thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Ever- 
lasting God. 

Therefore, with angels and archangels, and with 
all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify Thy 
glorious name, evermore praising Thee and saying. 
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts, heaven and 
earth are full of Thy glory. Glory be to Thee, O 
Lord most high. Ahbn. 

We do not presume to come to this Thy table, O 
merciful God, trusting in our own righteousness, but 
in Thy manifold and great mercies. We are not 
worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under 
Thy table. But Thou art the same Lord, whose 
property is always to have mercy. Grant us, there- 
fore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of Thy dear 
Son Jesus Christ, and to drink His blood, that our 
sinful souls and bodies may be made clean by His 
death, and washed through His most precious blood, 
that we may evermore dwell in Him, and He in us. 
Amen. 

Then the MinMer shall offer the prayer of Consecration 

at followeth : 

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of Thy 

tender mercy didst give Thine only Son Jesus Christ 

to suffer death upon the cross for our re<lemption ; 

who made there, by His oblation of Himself once 



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offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, obla- 
tion, and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world ; 
and did institute, and in His holy Gospel command 
us to continue, a perpetual memory of that His 
precious death, until His coming again : hear us, O 
merciful Father, we most humbly beseech Thee, and 
grant that we, receiving these Thy creatures of bread 
and wine, according to Thy Son our Saviour Jesus 
Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of His 
death and passion, may be partakers of His most 
blessed ody and blood ; who, in the same night that 
He was betrayed, took bread ; and when He had 
given thanks. He brake it and gave it to His dis- 
ciples, saying. Take, eat ; this is my body which is 
given for you ; do this in remembrance of me. Like- 
wise after supper He took the cup; and when He 
had given thanks He gave it to them, saying. Drink 
ye all of this; for this is my blood of the New 
Testament, which is shed for you, and for many, for 
the remission of sins ; this do ye, as oft as ye shall 
drink it, in remembrance of me. Ahbn. 

Then shall the Minister or Ministers receive the Communion in 
both kinds ; and deliver the ■• e to the people also, in 
order, into their uncovered hands. And when he deliver- 
eth the bread he. shall say : 

The body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was 
given for t/iee, preserve thy soul and body unto ever- 
lasting life. Take and eat this in remembrance that 
Christ died for thee, and feed on Him in thj/ heart by 
faith, with thanksgiving. 

And the Minister that delivereth the cup shall say : 
The blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was 
•hed for thee, preserve thy soul and body unto ever- 



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lasting life. Drink of this in remembrance that 
Christ's blood was shed for Hue, and be thankful. 

1/ the cotuecrated bread or wine be all spent be/ore all have 
communed, the UiniHer ,nay comecrate more by repealing 
the Prayer <if Conieeration. 

When aU hatx communed, the Miniater ahatt return to the 
Lord'i Table, and place upon it u,hat remainelh of the 
eonaeerated ekmtnte, covering the tame with a fair linen 
cloth. 

Then may the Uiniiter my the LonFt Prayer; the people 
repeating q/ler Aim every petition. 
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy 
name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in 
earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily 
bread. And forgive us Our trespasses, as we forgive 
them that trespass against ys. And lead us not into 
temptation, but deliver us from evil : for Thine is the 
kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and 
ever. Amen. 

After to.ViA may be mid aefolloweth : 
O Lord, our heavenly Father, we Thy humble 
servants desire Thy fatherly goodness mercifully to 
accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanltsgiving ; 
most humbly beseeching Thee to grant that, by the 
merits and death of Thy Son Jesus Christ, and 
through faith in His blood, we and Thy whole 
Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all 
other benefits of His passion. And here we oflTer 
and present unto Thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls 
and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively sacri- 
fice unto Thee ; humbly beseeching Thee that all we 
who are partakers of this holy con^aiunion may be 
filled with Thy grace and heavenly benediction. 
And although we be unworthy, through our manifold 



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sins, to offer unto Thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech 
Thee to accept this our bounden duty and service ; 
not weighing our merits, but pardoning our oiTences, 
through Jesus Christ our Lord ; by wliom and with 
whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour 
and glory be unto Thee, O Father Almi^ty, world 
without end. Ambn. 

Then may be said : 

Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, 
good will towards men. We praise Thee, we bless 
Thee, we worship Thee, we glorify Thee, we give 
thanks to Thee for Thy great glory, O Lord God, 
heavenly King, God the Father Almighty. 

O Lord, the only begotten Son, Jesus Christ ; O 
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that 
takest away the sins of the world have mercy upon 
us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, 
receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right 
hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us. For 
Thou only art holy. Thou only art the Lord ; Thou 
only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high 
in the gloiy of God the Father. Amen. 

Then the Minister, if he see it expedient, may offer an extem- 
pore prayer, and aftenmrds shall let the people depart 
with this blessing : 

May the peace of God, which passeth all under- 
standing, keep your hearts and minds in the know- 
ledge and love of God, and of His Son Jesus Christ 
our Lord; knd the blessing of God Almighty, the 
Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst 
you, and remain v-th you always. Amen. 



N.B.—Iflhe Mini 



•tr^iteneu for time, he may omit any 
<:eept the Prayer qf OotueenUion. 



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MARRIAGE SERVICE. 



FORM OF SOLEMNIZATION OF MATRIMONY. 

Fint, the bantu of all that are to be married mini be publiihed 
in the Oongregation according to law, unless in cases where 
licenae has been obtained. 

At the time appointed for the snlemnization of matrimony the 
persons to be married standing together, the man at the 
right hand of the looman, the Uinister shall say : 

Dbarlt Beloved : We are gathered together here, 
in the sight o'f God, and in the presence of these 
witnesses, to join together this man and this woman 
in holy matrimony, which is an honourable estate, 
instituted f God in the time of man's innocency, 
signifying unto us the mystical union that is betwixt 
Christ and His Church; which holy estate Christ 
adorned and beautified with His presence, and first 
miracle that He wrought in Cana of Galilee, and is 
commended of St. Paul to be honourable among all 
men ; and therefore is not by any to bo enterprised 
or taken in hand unadvisedly, but reverently, dis- 
creetly, advisedly, and in the fear of God. 

Into which holy estate these two persons present 
come now to be joined. Therefore, if any one can 
show any just cause why they may not lawfully be 
joined together, let him now speak, or else hereafter 
forever hold his peace. 

And also speaking unto the persons that are to Ik married, he 
shall say : 
I require and charge you both (as you will answer 
at the dreadful day of judgment, when the secrets of 



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all hearts shall be disclosed), that if either of you 
know any impediment why you may not be lawfully 
joined together in matrimony, you do now confess it. 
For be ye well assured, that so mi.ny as n.? couphni 
together otherwise than as Qod's Word doth allow, 
are not joined together by God, neither is their 
matrimony lawful. 

If no impedimftU be alleged, then shaU the Minuter nay unto 
the man : 

M, wilt thou have this woman to be thy wedded 
wife, to live together after God's ordinance, in the 
holy estate of matrimony ? Wilt thou love her, com- 
fort her, honour and keep her, in sickness and in 
health, and forsaking all other, keep thoe only unto 
i I her, so long as ye both shall live ? 

The man nhall amiaer : 

I WILL. 

Then nhall the Minister my unto the woman : 

JT, wilt thou have this man to be thy wedded 

husband, to live together after God's ordinance, in 

the holy estate of matrimony 1 Wilt thou love him, 

honour and keep him, in sickness and in health, and 

forsaking all other, keep thee only unto him, so long 

as ye both shall live t 

The woman shall answer : 
I WILL. 
7'A«n the Minister shall cause the man, with hii right hand, to 
take the woman i>y her right hand, and to say after him 
as followeih : 

I, if, take thee, iV; to be my wedded wife, to have 
and to hold, from this day forward, for better for 
worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, 



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to love and to cherish, till death us Jo part, accord- 
inj to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight 
thee my faith. 

Then ihatl they loon their hands, and the mman, tcilk her 
right hand, toting the man by hii right hand, hHoII like- 
wit tay after the Min'tter : 

I, y, take thee, if, to be my wedded husband, to 
have and to hold, from this day forward, for better 
for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in 
health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, 
according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I 
plight thee my faith. 

When the partiei det- jtohe married with a ring, the /allow- 
ing form may be wed .—The man, placing the ring upon 
the /mirth finger qf the womarin left hand, shall my a/ter 
the Minister ; 

With this ring, a token and pledge of the vow and 
covenant now made between me and thee, I do thee 
wed, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and 
of the Holy Ghost. 

Then shall the Minitter join their right hands together, 
and say : 

Those whom God hath joined together, let no man 
put asunder. 

Forasmuch as M and iV have consented together 
in holy wedlock, and have witnessed the same befoio 
God and this Company, and thereto have pledged 
their faith, either to other, and have declared the 
same by joining of hands, and by the giving and 
receiving of a ring, I pronounce that they are hus- 
band and wife together,— In the name of the Father, 
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Ambn. 



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And Ike MinitUr Khali add thit Uriulng : 
God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, 
blew, preserve, and keep you ; the Lord mercifully 
with His favour look upon you, and so fill yen with 
all spiritual benediction and grace, that ye may so 
live together in this life that in the world to come 
ye may have life everlasting. Amek. 

Then »haU the Minuter my : Let u> pray. 

O Eternal God, Creator and Preserver of all man- 
kind. Giver of all spiritual grace, the Author of 
everlasting life : send Thy blessing upon these Thy 
servants, this man and this woman, whom we bless 
in Thy name ; that as Isaac and Rebecca lived faith- 
fully .together, so these persons may surely perform 
and keep the vow and covenant betwixt them made, 
and may ever remain in perfect love and peace 
together, and live according to Thy laws, through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Then »ha/l the Minuter my : 

O God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, 
bless this man and this woman, and sow the seed of 
eternal life in their hearts, that whatsoever in Thy 
Holy Word they shall profitably learn, they may 
indeed fulfil the aaie. Look, O Lord, mercifully on 
them from heaven and bless them. And as Thou 
didst send Thy blessings upon Abraham and Sarah, 
to their great comfort, so vouchsafe to send Thy 
blessing upon this man and this woman, that they, 
obeying Thy will, and .I'ways being in safety under 
Thy protection, may abide in Thy love until their 
lives' end, through Jeeus Christ our Lord. Amen. 



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Thtn thall Ike MiniMtr my : 

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy 
name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in 
earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily 
bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive 
them tliat trespass against us. And lead us not into 
temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Chrisl, and the love 
of Qod the Father, and the fellowship of the Holy 
Qhost, be with you ail. Amen. 



VI. 

SCRIPTURE LESSONS FOR A 
CHILD'S FUNERAL. 



One or more of tlie follomng aeleclion$ will be found appro- 
priate to read at the home, htfore leaving for the Church 
or place of burial. 

Job v. 6, 7. — "Although affliction comcth not forth 
of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the 
ground ; yet man is born unto trouble as the sparks 
fly upward." 

Psalm xlvi. 1, 2.—" God is our refuge and strength, 
a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not 
we fear, though the earth be removed, and though 
the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea." 

Psalm Iv. 22. — " Cast thy burden upon the Lord, 
and He shall sustain thee : He shall never suffer the 
righteous to be moved." 

Psalm xxii. 24. — " For He hath not despised nor 
abhorred the affliction of the afflicted : neither hath 



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He hid His face from him : but when he cried unto 
Him, He heard." 

2 Samuel xii. 15-23.— "And the Lord struck the 
child that Uriah's wife bare unto David, and it was 
very sick. D.wid therefore besought God for the 
child ; and David fa!<ted, and went in, and lay all 
night upon the earth. And the elders of his house 
arose, and teent to him, to raise him up from the 
earth : but he would not, neither did he eat bread 
with them. And it came to pass on the seventh 
day, that the child died. And the servants of David 
feai^ to tell him that the child was dead : for they 
Siiid : Behold, while the child was yet alive, wo 
spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our 
voice : how will he then vex himself, if we tell him 
that the child is dead 1 But when David saw that 
his servants whispered, David perceived that the 
child was dead : therefore David said unto his ser- 
vants, Is the child dead 1 And they said. He is 
dead. Then David arose from the earth, and washed, 
and anointed himaelf, and changed his apparel, and 
came into the house of the Lord, and worshipped : 
then he came to his own house ; and when he 
required, they set bread before him, and he did eat. 
Then said his servants unto him, Wliat thing is this 
that thou hast done ; thou didst fast and weep for 
the child, while it teas alive ; but when the child was 
dead, thou didst rise and eat bread. And he said, 
While the child was yet alivo, I fasted and wept : 
for I said. Who can tell wheOier God will be gracious 
to me, that the child may live 1 But now he is dead, 
wherefore .should I fast ? can I bring him back again ? 
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2 KingH iv. 18-26.— "And when the child waa 
grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father 
to the roapen. And he Haid unto hin father. My 
head, my head 1 And he said to a la<', Carry him 
to hi« mother. And when he had taken him, and 
brought him to hit mother, he Hat on her knees till 
noon, and than died. And she went up, and laid 
him on the bed of the man of God, and shut ihe door 
upon him, and went out. And she called unto her 
husband, and said. Send me, I pray thee, one of the 
young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the 
man of God, and come again. And he said. Where- 
fore wilt thou go to him to-day ? it ii neither new 
moon, nor sabbath. And 8he said. It ahall be well. 
Then she saddled an ass, and sold to her servant. 
Drive, and go forward ; slock not thy riding for me, 
except I bid thee. So she went and came unto the 
man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, 
when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said 
to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder in that Shu- 
nammite : Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and 
say unto her. Is it well with thee ? w it well with 
thy husband? i$ it well with the child? And she 
answered. It it well." 

Matt, xviii. 1-6. — " In that hour came the disciples 
unto Jesus, saying. Who then is greatest in the king- 
dom of heaven ? And He called to Him a little child, 
and set him in the midst of them, and said. Verily I 
say unto you. Except ye turn, and become as little 
children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of 
heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself 
as this little child, the same is the greatest in the 
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•uch little child in My name reoeiveth Me: bat 
whoRO ihall cauK one of theae little onea which 
believe on Me to stumble, it ii profitable fur him 
that % great milUtonu Hhould be hanged alwut his 
neck, and that he iliould be sank in the depth of 
the tea." 

Matt, xviii. 10-14.— "See that ye dcHpise not one 
of these little ones; for 1 say unto you, That in 
heaven their angels do always behold the foce of my 
Father which is in heaven. How think ye ? If any 
man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gftno 
antray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and 
go unto the mountains, and seek that which goeth 
astray J And if so be that he find it, verily I say 
unto you, he rejoicoth over it more than over the 
ninety and nine which have not gone astray. Even 
so it is not the will of your Father which is in 
heaven, that one of theae little ones should perish." 

Job i. 21.— '-The Lord gave, and the Lord hath 
taken away ; blessed be the name of the Lord." 



HYMN 839. 6-7«. 

1 WHEKEFORE should I make my moan 

'I Wow the darling child is dead ? 
He to early rest is gone, 
He to paradise is fled ; 
I shall BO to him, but he 
Never shall return to me. 

2 God forbids his longer stay ; 

God recalls the precious loan ; 
God hath t«ken him away. 

From my bosom to His" own ; 
Surely what He wills is best ; 
Happy in His will I rest. 



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3 Faith cries out, '■ It is the Lord, 
Let Him do is eeems Him good ! " 
Be Thy holy name adored ; 

Take the gift awhile bestowed j 
Take the child no longer mine ; 
Thine he is, forever Thine. 

—Charlu Wenley. 



HYMN 829. ~a k 6s. 

1 O AFE in the arms of Jesus, 

O Safe on His gentle breast. 

There by His love o'ershaded, 

Sweetly my soul shall rest. 

Hark ! 'tis the voice of angels. 

Borne in a song to me, 
Over the fields of glory. 
Over the jasper sea. 
Safe in the arms of Jesus, 

Safe on His gentle breast. 

There by His love o'ershaded. 

Sweetly my soul shall rest. 

2 Safe in the arms of Jesus, 

Safe from corroding care. 
Safe from the world's temptations. 

Sin cannot harm me there. 
Free from the blight of sorrow, 

Free from my doubts and fears ; 
Only a few more trials. 

Only a few more tears ! 
Safe in the arms of Jesus, etc. 

3 Jesus, my heart's dear refuge, 

Jesus has died for nie ; 
Firm on the Rock of Ages, 

Ever my trust shall be. 
Here let me wait with patience, 

Wait till the night is o'er ; 
Wait till I see the morning 
Break on the golden shore. 
Safe in the arms of Jesus, etc. 

—Mrs. F. J. Van Alttyne, 1870. 



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SCBIPTURE LESSON.^ FOR A 
YOUTH';s FUNEciAL. 



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Ptolm xxvii. 7-11, 13, 14.-" Hear, O Lord, when 
I cry with my voice : have mercy also upon me, and 
answer me. When thou ,aidst. Seek ye my face ; my- 
W said unto Thee, Thy face. Lord, will I seek 
Hide not Thy face/ar from me ; put not Thy servant 
•way m anger: Thou hast been my help; leave me 
no^ neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. 
When my father and my mother forsake me, then 
the Lord will take me up. Teach me Thy way, O 
lx)rd, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine 
enemies. / had/ainud, unless I had believed to see 
the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living 
Wait on the Lord : be of good courage, and He shall 
strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord." 

Genesis xxxvii. 23-35.-" And it came to pass, when 
Joseph was como unto his brethren, that they stript 
Joseph out of his coat, hU coat of many colours that 
««w on him ; and they took him, and cast him into a 
pit : and the pit wa» empty, there was no water in 
It. And they sat down to eat bread: and they 
lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a com- 
pany of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their 
camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going 
to carry ,< down to Egypt. ... And they drew and 
lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to 
tbe Ishmeehtes for twenty piecei of sUvw : and they 



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brought Joseph into Egypt. And Reuben returned 
unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph teas not in the 
pit ; and he rent his clothes. And he returned unto 
his brethren, and said, The child t» not; and I, 
whither shall I go ? And they took Joseph's coat, 
and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in 
the blood ; and they sent the coat of many colours 
and they brought it to their father ; and said. This 
have we found ; know now whether it be thy son's 
coat or no. And he knew it, and said, It is my 
son's coat ; an evil beast hath devoured him ; Joseph 
is without doubt rent in pieces. And Jacob rent 
his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and 
mourned for hi^ son many days. And all his sons 
and all his daughters rose up to comfort him ; but 
he refused to be comforted ; and he said, For I will 
go down into the grave unto my son mourning. 
Thus his father wept for him." 

2 Samuel xviii. 31-33.—" And, behold, Cushi came ; 
and Cushi said, Tidings, my lord the king : for the 
Lord hath avenged thee this day of all them that 
rose up against thee. And the king said unto 
Cushi, /« the young man Absalom safe ? And Cushi 
answered, The enemies of my lord the king, and 
all that rise against thee to do thee hurt, be as 
that young man is. And the king was much moved, 
and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept : 
and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my 
son, ray son Absalom ! would God I had died for 
thee, O Absalom, my son, my son ! " 

Lamentations iii. 23-33.— "/« is of the Loixi's mer- 
cies that we are not consumed, because His compas- 
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is Thy faithfulness. The Ix)rd is my portion, saith 
my soul ; therefore will r hofifriii Him. The Lord U 
good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul 'that 
seeketh Him. It is good that a man should both 
hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord. 
It it good for a man that he bear the yoke in his 
youth. He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because 
he hath l)orne it upon him. He putteth his mouth 
in the dust ; if so be there may be hope. He giveth 
hia cheek to him that smiteth him : he is filled full 
with reproach, For the Lord will not cast oflf for 
ever. But though He cause grief, yet will He have 
compassion according to the multitude of His mer- 
cies. For He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve 
the children of men." 

Ecclesiastes xi. 7-10.— "Truly the light is sweet, 
and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the 
sun. Yea, if a man " . ,,-iany years, let him rejoice 
in them all : but let I lember the days of dark- 

ness, for they shall b« many. All that cometh is 
vanity. Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth ; and 
let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and 
walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of 
thine eyes ; but know thou, tliat for all these things 
God will bring thee into judgment. Therefore re- 
move sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil 
from thy flesh : for youth and the prime of life are 
vanity." 

Luke vii. 11-16.— "And it came to pass the day 
after, that He went into a city called Nain ; and 
many of His disciples went with Him, and much 
people. Now when He came nigh to the gate of the 
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only son of his mother, and she was a widow : and 
much people of the city was with her. And wlen 
the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her, and 
said unto her. Weep not. And He came and touched 
the bier : and they that bare him stood still. And 
He said. Young man, I say unto thee. Arise. And 
he that was dead sat up, and began to sneak. And 
He delivered him to his mother. And there came a 
fear on all : and they glorified God, saying. That a 
great prophet is risen up among us ; and. Thai God 
hath visited His people." 

Mark v. 22, 23, 35-4.3.— " And, behold, there 
Cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by 
name, and when he saw Him, he fell at His feet, 
and besought Him greatly, saying. My little daughter 
lieth at the point of death : / pray Thee, come and 
lay Thy hands on her, that she may be healed ; 
and she shall live. . . . While he yet spake, there 
came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain 
which said. Thy daughter is dead : why troublest 
thou the Master any further ? As soon as Jesus 
heard the word that was spoken, He saith unto the 
ruler of the synagogue. Be not afraid, only believe. 
And He suffered no man to follow Him, save Peter, 
and James, and John the brother of James. And 
Ho Cometh to the house of the ruler of the syna- 
gogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept 
and wailed greatly. And when He was come in. He 
saith unto them, VVl y make ye this ado, and weep ? 
the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. And they 
laughed Him to scorn. But when He had put them 
all out, He taketh the father and the mother of the 
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in where the damsel was lying. And He took tlie 
damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi ; 
which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto 
thee. Arise. And straightway the damsel arose and 
walked ; for she was of the age of twelve years. 
And they were astonished with a great astonish- 
ment. . . . And He commanded that something should 
be given her to eat." 



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* TKSUS, while our hearts are bleeding 
'i O'er the 'spoils that death has won, 
We would, at this solemn meeting, 
Calmly say, "Thy will be done." 

2 Tliough cast down, yet not forsaken : 
Though afflicted, not alone ; 
Thou didst give, and Thou hast taken • 
BlessM Lord, " Thy will be done." 

.S Though our hearts are filled with mourning, 
Mercy still is on the throne ; 
With Thy smiles of love returning, 
We can sing, " Thy will be done." 

4 By Thy hands the l)oon was given ; 
Thou hast taken but Thine own ; 
Lord of earth, and God of heaven,' 
Evermore, "Thy will be done." 

—T. Hastiiu/H. 



79. 

1 T IFE ia but a fleeting dream, 
Li Only strangers here we roam ; 
Life ia biit a changeful scene. 

Yonder is the Cnristian's home. 
Just beyond the rolling tide. 

Angels watch us on the shore. 
Where the pearly waters glide, 

And the weary thirst no more. 



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2 Here we feel the tempter's power, 

Here we sigh for living bread ; 
Clouds of gloom and darkness lower, 

While a rugged path we tread. 
There no cruel thorns are found, 

Doubt and fear and storms are o'er, 
There the fruits of joy atwund. 

We shall hunger there no more. 

3 Here we breathe the sultry air. 

Of a lonely desert plain, 
Trials here the heart must bear. 

Worn by siokness, racked with pain. 
There the waves of death are past. 

There among the pure and blest. 
Safely anchored home at last, 

Theio our wandering feet shall rest. 

4 Here our fondest hopes are brief. 

Kindred ties are broken here ; 
Morning brings a night of grief, 

Joy is mingled with a tear. 
There shall faith be lost in sight, 

There a long eternal day, 
Christ the Lamb shall be the light. 

He will wipe our tears away. 

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VIII. 

SCRIPTURE LESSONS FOR 
ADULT'S FUNERAL. 

Psalm xxxix. — "I said, I will take heed to my 
ways, that I sin not with my tongue : I will keep 
my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before 
me. I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, 
even from good ; and my sorrow was stirred. Mv 
heart was hot within me, while I was musing the 
fire burned : then spake I with my tongue, Lord, 
make me to know mine end, and the measure of my 



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days, what it ia ; that I may know how frail I am. 
Behold, Thou hast made my days as an handbreadth ; 
and mine age is as nothing before Thee : verily every 
man at his best state ia altogether vanity. Selah. 
Surely every raan walketh in a vain shew ; surely 
they are disquieted in vain : he heapeth up riches, 
and knoweth not who shall gather them. And now, 
Lord, what wait I for ? my hope is in Thee. Deliver 
me from all my transgressions : make me not the 
reproach of the foolish. I was dumb, I opened not 
my mouth ; because Thou didst it. Remove Thy 
stroke away from me : I am consumed by the blow 
of Thine hand. When Thou with rebukes dost cor- 
rect man for iniquity, Thou makest his beauty to 
consume away like a moth : surely every man ia 
vanity. Selah. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give 
ear unto my cry ; hold not Thy peace at my tears ; 
for I atH a stranger with Thee, and a sojourner, as 
all my fathers were. O spare me, that I may recover 
strength, before I go hence, and be no more." 

Psalni Ixi. — "Hear my cry, O God; attend unto 
my prayer. Froin the end of the earth will I cry 
unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed : lead me 
to the rock that is higher than I. For Thou hast 
been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the 
enemy. I will abide in Thy tabernacle for ever : I 
will trust in the covert of Thy wings. For Thou, O 
God, hast heard my vows : Thou hast given me the 
heritage of those that fear Thy name." 

Psalm xc. — "Lord, Thou hast been o.r dwelling 
place in all generations. Before the mountains were 
brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth 
and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, 



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Thou art God. Thou tumest man to destruction ; 
and sayest, Return, ye children of men. For a thou- 
sand years in Thy sight are but as yesterday when it 
is past, and a» a watch in the night. Thou earnest 
them away as with a flood ; they are ae a sleep ; in 
the morning thei) are like grass which groweth up. 
In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up ; in 
the evening it is cut down, and withereth. For we 
are consumed by Thine anger, and by Thy wrath are 
we troubled. Tliou hast set our iniijuities before 
Thee, our secret sins in the light of Thy countenance. 
For all our days are passed away in Thy wrath : we 
spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of 
our years are threescore ytars and ten ; and if by 
reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet in 
their strength labour and sorrow ; for it is soon cut 
ofi", and we fly away. Who knoweth the power of 
Thine anger 1 even according to Thy fear, so i» Thy 
wrath. So teach us to number o-r days, that we 
may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Return, O Lord, 
how long? and let it repent Thee concerning Thy 
servants. O satisfy us early with Thy mercy ; that 
we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us 
glad according to the days wherein Thou hast afllicted 
us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. I^et 
Thy work appear unto Thy servants, and Thy glory 
unto their children. And let the beauty of the Lord 
our God be upon us : and establish Thou the work 
of our hands upon us ; yea, the work of our hands 
establish Thou it." 

Psalm ciii. 1-22.— "Bless the Lord, O my soul: 
and all that is within me, bless His holy name. 
Bless the Lord, O ray soul, and forget not all His 



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benefits: who forgiveth ail thine iniiiuitics ; who 
heaietli ali tiiy diseases; wlio redeeraetti thy life 
from destruction : wlio erowneth thee with loving- 
kindness and tender mercies ; who satisfieth thy 
roouth with good thimj^ ; to that thy youth is 
renewed like the eagle's. The Lord executeth right- 
eousness and judgmen. for all that are oppressed. 
He made known His ways unto Moses, his acts unto 
the children of Israel. The Lord U merciful and 
gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He 
will not always chide : neither will He keep hia anger 
for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins ; 
nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as 
the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His 
mercy toward them that fear Him. As far as the 
east is from the west, so fiu- hath He removed our 
transgressions from us. Like as a father pitieth his 
children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him. 
For He knoweth our frame : He remenibereth that 
we are dust. As for man, his days are as grass : as 
a flower of the field, so li tlourisheth. For the wind 
passeth over it, and it is gone ; and the place thereof 
shall know it no more. But the mercy of the Lord 
is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that 
fear Him, and His righteousness unto children's 
children ; to such as keep His covenant, and to those 
that remember His commandments to do them. The 
Lord hath prepared His throne in the heavens ; and 
His kingdom ruleth over all. Bless the Lord, ye His 
angels, that excel in strength, that do His command- 
ments, hearkening unto the voice of His word. Bless 
ye the Lord, all ye His hosts, ye ministers of His, 
that do His pleasure. Bless the Lord, all His works 



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in all places of His dominion : bless the Lord, O my 
soul." 

John xiv. 1-3, 18, 19, 25-27.—" Let not your heart 
be troubled : ye believe in God, believe also in me. 
In my Father's houHO are many mansions : if it were 
not 10, I would have told you. I go to prepare a 
place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for 
you, I will come again, and receive you uiito myself; 
that where I am, there ye may be also. ... I will not 
leave you comfortless : I will come to you. Yet a 
li.-.e while, and the world seeth nie no more; but ye 
see me : because I live, ye shall live also. . . . These 
things have I spoken unto you, being yil present 
with you. But the Comforter, which it the Holy 
Ghost, whom the i iiher will send in my name. He 
shall teach you aii things, and bring all things to 
your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. 
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you : 
not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not 
your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." 

Romans viii. 1018. — "And if Christ be in you, 
the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit i» 
life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of 
Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in 
you. He that raised up Christ from the dead shall 
also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that 
dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, 
not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live 
after the flesh, ye shall die : but if ye through the 
Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they 
are the sons of God. For ye have not received the 
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the Spirit of adoptiup, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 
The Spirit itself bearetli witnesH with our Hpirit, that 
we are the children of Ood : and if children, then 
lieirs ; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ ; if 
so l)e that we suffer with Hint, that we niiiy be also 
glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings 
of this present time are not worthy to be compitred 
with the glory which shall be revealed in us." 

Romans viii. 31.39.— "What shall we then say to 
these things { If Ood he for us, wlio can he against 
us ? He that spared not His own Son, but delivered 
Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also 
freely give us all things ? Who shall lay anything 
to the charge of God's elect ? It it God that justi- 
fietli. Who j« he that condemneth ? It is Christ 
that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even 
at the right hand of God, who also maketh interces- 
sion for us. Wha shall separate us from the love of 
Christ 1 shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, 
or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword ? As it is 
written, For Thy sake we are killed all the day long ; 
we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, 
in all these things we are more than conquerors 
through Him that loved us. For I am persuaded, 
that neither deatli, nor life, nor angels, nor princi- 
palities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to 
come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, 
shall be able to separate us from the love of God, 
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." 

1 Corinthians xv. 35-56.— " But some man will 
say, How are the dead raised up? and with what 
body do they come ? Thou fool, that which thou 
sowest is not' quickened, except it die; And that 



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wliich thou Howest, thou auwcat nut that budy that 
sliall lie, but Imru f^rain, it may chance of wlieat, or 
of Homo other grain ; But Uo(l giveth it a hotly ax 
it hath [ileaxed Him, and to every seed \m own body. 
All llesli ia not the same flesh : but there it one kind 
of lle^h of Mien, another flexh of IwaHtH, another of 
fishes, itnd another of birds. There are also celestial 
b(MlieH, and bodies terrestrial ; but the glory of the 
celestial it one, and the glory of the terrestrial i» 
another. There is one glory of the sun, anil another 
glory of the moon, and unothci glory of the stars : 
for one star diflbieth from another star in glory. So 
also id the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in 
corruption; it is raised in incorrupt ii m : it is sown 
in dishonour ; it is raised in glory : it is sown in 
weakness ; it is raised in power : it is sown a natural 
body ; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a 
natural body, and there is a spiritual Ixxly. And so 
it is written, The first man Adam was made a living 
soul : the last Adam waa made a. quickening spirit. 
Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but 
that which is natural ; and afterward that which is 
spiritual. The first man ia of the earth, earthy : the 
second man ia the Lord from heaven. As ia the 
earthy, such are they also that are earthy : and as ia 
the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 
And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we 
shall also bear the image of the haavenly. Now this 
I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit 
the kingdom of God ; neither doth corruption inherit 
iiicorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery ; We 
shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In 
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trump : (or the trumpet iiliall Hound, and the dead 
Rhnll be raiac<l iucorruptilile, and we xliall be c)ianKi'il. 
For thix i!orruptil)le must put nn inoorruption, imd 
thiH mortal miml put on immortality. Mo wlieti this 
corruptible xliall have put on incorruption, and this 
mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be 
brought to pass the saying that is written, Deiitli is 
swallowed up in vi-:t(>ry. O death, where is thy 
sting ? O grave, where i'» thy victory '. The sting of 
death is sin ; and the strength of sin in the law. But 
thanks be to Ood, which giveth us llie victory through 
our Ixjrd Jesus Christ. Therefore, my l)eloved breth- 
ren, be ye stedfast, unnioveable, always alwunding 
in the w.irk of the Ijord, fora.snuich as ye know that 
your labour is not in vain in (he Lord." 

2 Corinthians iv. 6-18. — "For Cod, who com- 
manded tlie light to shine out of darkness, hath 
shined in our hearts, to ijive the light of the know- 
le<lgo of the glory of G<xl in the face of Jesus Christ. 
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that 
the excellency of the p<jwer may be of God, and not 
of \\-. Ill ■ire troubled on every side, yet not 
distie.=!s«i( ; ict are perplexed, but not in despair; 
persecuted, but not forsaken ; cast down, but not 
destroyed ; always bearing almut in the b<Kly the 
dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus 
might be made manifest in our body. For we which 
live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, 
that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in 
our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but 
life in you. We having the same spirit of faith, 
according as it is written, I believed, and therefore 
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knowing that He which raised up the Lord Jesus 
shall rais., up us also by Jesus, and shall present f« 
with you. For all things are for your sakes, that the 
abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of 
many redound to the glory of God. For which cause 
we faint not; but though our outward man perish, 
yet the inward man is renewed day by day For 
our light affliction, which is but for a moment, work- 
eth for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight 
of glory : while we look not at the things which are 
seen, but at the things which are not seen : for the 
thm^ which are seen are temporal; but the things 
which are not seen are eternal." 

2 Corinthians v. l-15._"For we know that if our 
earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved we 
have a building of God, an house not made with 
hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan 
earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house 
which IS from heaven r if so be that being clothed we 
shall not be found naked. For we that are in thU 
tabernacle do groan, being burdened : not for that 
we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mor- 
tality might be swallowed up of life. Now He that 
hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who 
also bath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit 
Therefore we are always confident, knowing that 
whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent 
from the Lord : (for we walk by faith, not by sight •) 
we are confident, / say, and willing rather to be 
absent from the body, and to be present with the 
Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present 
or absent, we may be accepted of Him. For we 
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that every one may receive the things done, in )iis 
body, according to that he hath done, whether it be 
good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the 
Lord, we persuade men ; but we are made manifest 
unto God; and I trust also are made manifest iu 
your consciences. For we commend not ourselves 
again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on 
our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to atiswer 
them which glory in appearance, and not in heart. 
For whether we be beside ourselves, il is to God ; or 
whether we be sober, il is for your cause. For the 
love of Christ constraineth us ; because we thus 
judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead : 
and that He died for all, that they which live should 
not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him 
which died for them, and rose again." 

Bevelation xxi. 14, 22-27. — " And I saw a new 
heaven and a new earth : for the first heaven and the 
first earth were passed away ; and there was no more 
sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, 
coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a 
bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great 
voice out of lieaven, sajring, Behold the tabernacle of 
God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and 
they shall be His people, and God himself shall be 
with them, and bo their God. And God shall wipe 
away all tears from their eyes ; and there shall be 
no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither 
shall there be any more pain : for the former things 
are passed away. . . . And I saw no temple therein i 
for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the 
temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, 
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God did lighten it, a id the Lamb i« the light thereof. 
And the nations of them which are saved shall wait 
in the light of it : and the kings of the earth do ' 
bring their glory and honour into it And the gates 
of it shall not be shut at all by day : for there shall 
bo no night there. And they shall bring the glory 
and honour of the nations into it. And there shall 
in no wise enter into it anything that deflleth, 
neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh 
a lie, but they which are written in the Lamb's book 
of life." 

Revelation xxii. 1-7.— "And he shewed me a pure 
river of water o^ life, clear as crystal, proceeding out 
of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst 
of the street of it, and on either side of the river, 
was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner 
of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month, and the 
leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 
And there shall be no more curse : but the throne of 
God, and of the Lamb shall be in it ; and His ser- 
vants shall serve Him : and they shall see HU face; . 
and His name shall be in their foreheads. And there 
shall be no night there; and they need no candle, 
neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth 
them light : and they shall reign for ever and ever. 
And He said unto me, These sayings are faithful and 
true. And the liord God of the holy prophets sent 
His angel to shew unto His servants the things 
which must shortly be done. Behold, I come quickly : 
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HYMN 841. CM. 

1 fTHEE we adore, eternal Name ! 
1 And humbly own to Thee, 
How feeble is our mortal frame, 

What dying worms we be ! 

2 Our wasting lives grow shorter still, 

As days and months increase ; 
And every beating pulse we tell 
Leaves but the number less. 

3 The year rolls round, and steals away 

The breath that first it gave ; 

Whate'er we do, where'er we be, 

We're travelling to the grave. 

4 Dangers stand thick through all the ground, 

To push us to the tomb ; 
And fierce diseases wait around. 
To hurry mortals home. 

6 Infinite joy, or endless woe. 
Attends on every breath ; 
And yet how unconcerned we go 
Upon the brink of death ! 

6 Waken, O Lord, our drowsy sense. 

To walk this dangerous road ! 

And if our souls be hurried hence. 

May they be found with God. 

— Isaac Watts. 






HYMN 843. CM. 

1 WHY do we mourn departed friends, 

' y Or shake at death's alarms ? 
'Tis but the voice that Jesus sends. 
To call them to His arms. 

2 The graves of all His saints He blessed. 

And softened every bed ; 
Where should the dying members rest. 
But with their dying Head ? 

3 Thence He arose, ascending high, 

And showed our feet the way ; 
Up to the Lord our flesh shall fly. 
At the great rising-day. 



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4 Then let the lut loud trumpet sound, 
And bid our kindred riae ; 
Awake, ye nations under ground ; 
Ye saints, ascend the skies. 

—Imae Watlii. 



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HYMN 61S. S.M. 

1 " POR ever with the Lord !|" 

1 Amen, so let it be ; 
Life from the dead is in that word ; 

'Tis immortality. 

Here, in the body pent, 

Absent from Him I roam ; 
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent, 

A day's march nearer home. 

2 My Father's house on high. 
Home of my soul how near 

At times to faith's far-seeing eye. 
Thy golden gates appear ; 
Ah ! then my spirit faints 
To reach the land I love, — 

The bright inheritance of saints, 
Jerusalem abovel 



i " For ever with the Lord ! " 

Father, if 'tis Thy will. 
The promise of that faithful word. 

Even here to me fulfil. 

Be Thou at my right hand, 

Then can I never fail ; 
Uphold Thou me, and I shall stand, 

Tight, and I must prevail. 

i So, when my latest breath 
Shall rend the veil in twain. 
By death I shall escape from death. 
And life eternal gam. 
Knowing as I am known. 
How shall I love that word ! 
And oft repeat before the throne, 
"For ever with the Lord ! " 

—Jamu Montgomery, 1835. 



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LKSSONS FOR ADULT'S FUNERAL. 
HYMN laO. 6-7». 

1 BOCK of ages, cleft for me, 

11 Let me hide myself in Thee ; 

Let the water and the blood. 

From Thy wounded side which flowed, 

Be of sin the double cure. 

Save from wrath and make me pure. 

2 Cuuld my tears for ever flow, 
Could my zeal no languor know, 
These for sin could not atone ; 
Thou must save, and Thou alone : 
In my hand no price I bring, 
Si.nply to Thy cross I cling. 

3 While I draw this fleeting breath. 
When my eyes shall close in death. 
When I rise to worlds imknown. 
And behold Thee on Thy throne. 
Rock of ages, cleft for me, 

l«t me hide myself in Thee. 

—Augiutm U. Toplady. 



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HYMN 117. 78. 

1 TE.su, Lover of my soul, 
(f Let me to Thy bosom fly. 
While the nearer waters roll, 
While the tempest still is high : 
Hide me, O my Saviour hide. 
Till the storm of life be past j 
Safe into the haven guide, 
O receive my soul at last ! 

2 Other refuge have I none. 
Hangs my helpless soul on Thee ; 
Leave, ah ! leave me not alone. 
Still support and comfort me : 
All my trust on Thee is stay'd • 
All my help from Thee I bring ; 
Cover my defenceless head 
With the shadow of Thy wing. 



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3 Tbou. Ctarirt, art aU I wuit : 
Mora than all in Thee I find ' 
RaiM the iallmi, cheer the faint. 
Heal the liok, and lew! the bUnd. 
Jurt and holy i« Thy name ; 

I am all anrwhteooaneee : 
Falie and foil of lin I am : 
Thon art full of trath and grace. 

4 Plenteou grace with Thee ia found, 
Grace to cover all my rin ; 

I«t the healing itreams abound, 
Make and keep me pure within. 
Thon of life the foontain art ; 
Freely let me take of Thee ; 
Spring Thon np within my heart, 
Rue to all eternity. 

—a. Wakf/, 1740. 
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IX. 
BURIAL SERVICE. 



FORM FOR THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 

[N.B.— The following or eome other solemn eenrice ahaU 
benaed.] 

The Mimtter mating tht eorpu, and going i^on U, 

John xi. 28, 26.— "I am the resurrection, and the 
life, aaith the Lord ; he that believeth in Me, though 
he were dead, yet shall he lire : and whosoever liveth 
and believeth in Me shall never die." 

Job xix. 25-27.— "I know that my Redeemer 
liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day 
upon the earth : and though after my skin worms 



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dMtroy this body, yet in my fledi ■hull I aee Ood : 
whom I (haU aee for myseU, ud mine eyes shiUl 
behold, »nd not another." 

1 Timothy yi. 7.— "We brought nothing into thii 
world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out." 

Jobi. 21.— "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath 
taken away; blemed be the name of the Lord." 

Al Me grave, vhenthe eorpte is laid m the earth, the MhuiUer 
thall toy : 

Man that a born of a woman hath but a short 
time to Uve, and is fuU of misery. He oometh up 
and ie cut down like a flower ; he fleeth as it were a 
shadow, and never continueth in one stay.- 

In the midst of life we are in death; of whom 
shall we seek for lucoour, but of Thee, O Lord, who 
for ou- sins art justly displeased 1 

Yet, O Lord Qod most holy, O Lord most mighty, 
O holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not 
into the bitter pains of eternal death. 

Th. '. knowest, Lord, the secrets of onr hearts; 
shut not Thy merciful ears to onr prayers, but spare 
us. Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and 
merciful Saviour, Thou most worthy Judge eternal, 
suffer us not at our last hour for any pains of death 
to fall from Thee. 

Then vhUe the earth ahaU be eatt upon the body by tame 
Handing by, the Minister shatt say : 

ronamuch as it has pleased Almighty Uod in HU 
wise providence to take out of the world the soul of 
the departed, we therefore commit Am body to the 
ground ; earth to earth, adies to^ashes, dut to dust ; 



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looking for the general reaurrection in the last day, 
and the life of the world to come, through our Lord 
JesuB Christ; at whose second coming in glorious 
majesty to judge the world, the earth and the sea 
shall give up their dead ; and the corruptible body 
of those who sleep in Him shall be changed, and 
made like unto His own glorious body ; according to 
the mighty working whereby He is able to subdue 
all things unto Himself. 



Then thall he mid : 

I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me. 
Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord 
from henceforth : Yea, saith the Spirit, that they 
may rest. from their labours; and their works do 
follow them. 

TIten shall the Miniater aay : 

Lord have mercy upon U8. 
Chritt have mercy upon <u. 
Lord have mercy upon us. 

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy 
name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in 
earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily 
bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive 
them that trespass against us. And lead us not into 
temptation, but deliver us from evil. Ahen. 

The CoUecl. 
O merciful God, the Father of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, who is the resurrection and the life ; in 
whom whosoever believeth shall live, though he 
die; and whosoever liveth and believeth in Him 
shall rot die eternally : we meekly beseech Thee, O 



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Father, to raiae us from the death of sin unto the life 
of righteousness : that when we shall depart this life 
we may rest in Him ; and at the general resurrection 
at the last day, we may be found acceptable in Thy 
sight, and receive that blessing which Thy well- 
beloved Son shall then pronounce to all that love 
and fear Thee, saying, Come, ye blessed children of 
my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you 
from the beginning of the world. Grant this, we 
beseech Thee, O merciful Father, through Jesui 
Christ our Mediator and Redeemer. Ahen. 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love 
oi Ood, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be 
with you all evermore. Ahen.